Loss of Health, Dental, or Vision Insurance
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 requires employers to notify employees and their eligible dependents of their right to continue their group medical, dental, and vision plans for a limited period of time if they lose coverage. Notification must be given within legally established deadlines. Loss of coverage can occur through termination of employment (for reasons other than gross misconduct), layoff/approved leave without pay, reduction in appointment, employee's death, a spouse losing dependent status due to divorce or legal separation, or a child losing dependent status upon turning age 23 or marriage.
For more information, visit the Benefits: Cobra website.
Loss of Other Insurance
It is the department's legal responsibility to notify employees of conversion options for University life and accident insurances upon termination or loss of coverage by specific deadlines.